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Old November 3, 2011, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Actually this is a bit of a misconception.

UEFI can BOOT from 2.2 or larger drives but so can certain OS's:
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003 SP1
Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
Windows XP x64 edition

All can boot from GPT tables.. Yup even good ole XP x64 :D
Those OSes support GPT. But unless you use a UEFI board or some sort of boot loader or work around you still won't be able to boot from a drive using GPT.

Q. Can Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 read, write, and boot from GPT disks?

A. Yes, all versions can use GPT partitioned disks for data. Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems.
Windows and GPT FAQ

EDIT: My GoFlex is definitely an ST3000DM001. Only paid $139 for it too.
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